Thacher State Park | Capital District Moms

Below are some pictures of the inside of the visitor center. There is a fossil scavenger hunt inside. The person working at the front desk can provide you with more information, but below is a picture of the piece of paper for the scavenger hunt. Your child needs to find the twelve fossils. There is a stamp at each location for their piece of paper.

The following pictures were taken behind the visitor center.

There are two playgrounds that are a little bit of a walk from the visitor center. The yellow playground is newer, but there are no swings. The other playground is pretty old, but there are two swings.

There is a bathroom close to both playgrounds

There is a $6.00 vehicle use fee charged May 1st through October 31st 2019.

There is no fee charged from November 1st through April 30th.


The “Overlook Viewing” area also has a very nice view but parking is limited to 30 minutes.

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